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Sep 7, 2010 5:00pm PDT
aotani has more. >> reporter: few than 1,000 people live on teshima island. in a quiet, unremarkable village, this site startles the eye. an entire house covered in orange nets. it's the same kind of netting the islanders use in the sea. inside the house sit dishes and bowls wrapped in colorful kimono cloth. sue peddly created the work. her challenge was to create art that could originate on all this but forgotten island. miss peddly, a house covered by orange net, a rather significant piece of work of art. what does this signify? >> it's normally used for growing nori seaweed and used in the gardens here and so it's a way of transforming this path, this place, and this everyy activity of nettingnd fishi annet-making. >> reporter: the island is quickly becoming desolate. in the last 50 years, the population shrank by two-thirds. a fishing family of three generations lived in the house until 20 years ago. the family abruptly left the island, leaving all their furniture behind, including these dishes and cloths. >> these objects and fabrics are found in the house that were left behind
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